During this six day class, students will be given a standardized 54cm bike construction blueprint, a stack of prepared poplar blanks, and an aluminum plate, from which they will create a functional bicycle frame. The “one size fits all” approach is necessary to complete a sample frame in the allotted time. Most participants will want to take their newly acquired skills and build an appropriately sized frame from select material after they return home. Students will build their own molds for laminating compound bends, and then use ordinary woodshop tools to machine airtight joints in wood. Aluminum parts integral to the frame will be machined to look like they were done on a CNC machine. Participants will build their own alignment jig ensuring their frame is straight and true. Shaping of the frame will be demonstrated. Mark has made many bicycle accessories from wood such as: water bottles, water bottle cages, fenders, seats, springs, adjustable suspensions, handlebars and wheels. Daily discussions will show how these are made. Topics will include techniques showing students how to take their metalworking to the next level using a Vertical Mill, a metalworking lathe, and a CNC router. Results vary, but it’s been noted that spending a week working on bicycles can make a woodworker feel ten years younger.